Facebook Program Manager, Computer Science Education in Menlo Park, California

Intro:

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.

Summary:

Schools and learning communities are among the most important communities that we all belong to during our lives. In fact, being part of a learning community is one of the few experiences we all have in common. Facebook for Education contributes to building and supporting learning communities worldwide through products and programs designed to inspire, connect and transform learning communities.

Facebook is looking for a strategic and results-driven Strategic Partner Manager to join the Computer Science Education Team who is passionate about ensuring the global builder population reflects and incorporates the world’s diversity by ensuring all learners have access to choose a computing career. This individual will be responsible for supporting Facebook's computer science education partnerships and programs, with a primary focus Facebook’s TechPrep program. TechPrep aims to help parents, guardians and learners from underrepresented minority backgrounds in technology to explore programming, the jobs available to programmers and the skills required to become one.

In this role, you will engage with other computer science and education-based companies, organizations and advocates. In addition to working alongside our broader Education Partnerships team, you will work cross-functionally with Diversity, Marketing, Policy, Legal, Communications, and Engineering teams to identify and develop mutually beneficial partnerships in the US and abroad with clear metrics of success aimed at widening the pool of underrepresented minority and female talent exposed to and pursuing computer science related skills. This is a full-time role based in our Menlo Park office.

Required Skills:

  1. Represent TechPrep and Facebook in a variety of public settings, both online and in-person events.

  2. Conduct an analysis of the current computer science education landscape and find opportunities for partnership and programmatic growth based on the industry trajectory.

  3. Develop and implement a partnership strategy, including criteria and metrics of success for partners and a menu of options for Facebook's support.

  4. Maintain direct and active relationships with partners, including proactively resolving business and technical issues and serving as an internal advocate.

  5. Work cross-functionally with key stakeholders, like partnerships, product, engineering, policy, legal, marketing, and communications to launch incremental computer science education partnerships and programs.

  6. Willingness and ability to travel (approximately 25%).

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. BA or BS Degree

  2. 5+ years work experience with product, partnerships or programs related to education and/or targeting minority and female groups

  3. Communications experience and experience partnering with audiences

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Passion for diversity in tech and deep understanding of the challenges and root causes underrepresented minorities and women face.

  2. Strong analytical skills with an orientation for making data driven decisions.

  3. Partnerships or programmatic experience with a computer science organization at scale.

  4. Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to develop strong working relationships at all levels of management, both inside and outside Facebook.

  5. Strong strategic thinker with the ability to define, develop, assess and refine based on feedback and lead large programs in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.

  6. Proven ability to influence others without having positional authority.

  7. Excellent project management skills, with the ability to lead and handle multiple time-sensitive, cross-functional initiatives.

  8. Passion for spending time with partners in computer science education, truly listening to them, understanding their challenges, and arriving at solutions that will work for their needs and ensure all learners have access to choose a computing career.

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations-ext@fb.com or you may call us at +1 650-308-7837.